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Honey Roasted Parsnips

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Honey Roasted Parsnips

Honey Roasted Parsnips

This recipe shows you how to make some delicious honey roasted parsnips. These easy to make honey roast parsnips are a super accompaniment to any roast dinner; lamb, chicken or beef.

The beauty is that you can parboil them with the potatoes and roast them together with your potatoes or garlic carrots.

This means you do not need any separate pans or baking tins to cook them in, which saves on washing up.

honey roasted carrots and parsnips

Honey Roasted Parsnips

Parsnips have a lovely sweet and nutty taste which is delicious when combined with the savoury flavour of roast meat and a rich gravy.

Over in Ireland we often buy the parsnips together in a bag with carrots, as they commonly get sold together.

This is handy as I always cook my baked carrots with garlic anyway with a roast dinner. 

Sometimes I will bake the carrots together with the parsnips, depending what else we have in the oven (the potatoes may get roasted in the same roasting dish as the meat for example).

roast carrots with parsnips

Carrots and parsnips ready to roast in the oven

The parsnip is a root vegetable where the parsnip root is the edible part. If you are trying to grow it yourself be aware that the sap is toxic.

So you have to take care when handling the leaves and stalks to prevent wild parsnip rash. But normally you will not come across these if you buy your parsnips in the store.

parsnip recipe

 

Cooking parsnips

When you are preparing parsnips, if they are thin, you do not really need to peel them. I would be tempted to just wash them off.

If they are thicker ones, then I peel them and keep them in salted water until cooking. This stops them from discolouring.

Parsnips float in water so you may want to weigh them down with a smaller pan lid to keep them underwater (the peeled potatoes will sink in the water).

 

roast parsnips

Then cut them to size just before you parboil them. The large ones I normally cut into 4 pieces lengthways.

Using this recipe, parboiling and roasting, will give you some satisfyingly crispy roast parsnips.

Crisp on the outside and soft and sweet within. Delicious!

The honey in this recipe just adds a nice sweet glaze and enhances the sweetness making them a wonderful accompaniment to a savoury dish such as a delicious roast chicken dinner.

sunday roast chicken

Roast chicken dinner

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you do try it, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make honey roasted parsnips 

Honey Roasted Parsnips

Honey Roasted Parsnips

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Beautifully crispy honey roasted parsnips are one of the best vegetables on a roasted dinner plate - parboil and roast with the potatoes to save on the washing up

Ingredients

  • (Determine amounts by what you need)
  • 1 large Parsnip, peeled and chopped accordingly
  • 1/2 tbsp Plain flour
  • 1/2 tbsp runny honey
  • 1/2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • (amounts are approximated to give an indication of calories below)

Instructions

  1. Once the parsnips have been peeled, chop them lengthways if they are too big and shorten them if need be. Put them into a saucepan of salted boiling water and parboil them for 5 minutes.
  2. Then drain them in a sieve and let them air-dry themselves.
  3. Do not let them lie out after peeling without putting them in water, or they will discolour.
  4. Then cover the parsnips in honey and seasoned flour and make sure they are fully coated.
  5. Then place them in a roasting tin with some butter and the oil and roast them in the oven at 180C for about 40 minutes. Turn once and baste half way through. (You can also put them in with your potatoes if you are roasting potatoes and you have space in the dish).

Notes

As a side dish with whatever you want.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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